Contemporary Christian Sects B

Course Information
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorVasileios Georgopoulos
Course ID60005117

Programme of Study: Orthodox Theology and Christian Culture

Registered students: 4
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
COREElective Courses2110
Dogmatics and Symbolic TheologyCompulsory Course2110

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Delimitation of the differences with the Orthodox dogmatic teachings and refutation of the heretic teachings
General Competences
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
A. Latest Christologic heretic doctrines.Teaching and refutation on the basis of tradition and doctrines of the Orthodox Church. The course is organized in the following thirteen thematic areas: i. The Christologic heresies in the years of Reformation ii. The ancient christologic heresies in view of the Protestant Confessions of Faith. iii. The heretic Socinian Christology. iv. The heretic Unitarian-Universalism Christology. v. The heretic Christology of Jehovah’s Witnesses(I) vi. The heretic Christology of Jehovah’s Witnesses(II) vii. The heretic Christology of the Mormons viii. The heretic Christology of the Christian Science ix. The heretic Christological doctrines in Greek Protestantism area x. Heretic Christology and religious syncretism(I) xi. Heretic Christology and religious syncretism(II) xii. Criticism on the latest heretic Christology in light of the Orthodox doctrine(I) xiii. Criticism on the latest heretic Christology in light of the Orthodox doctrine(II)
Heretic Christology
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Course Organization
Reading Assigment
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
1)Πρωτ. Αντ. Αλεβιζόπουλου, Εγχειρίδιο Αιρέσεων και Παραχριστιανικών ομάδων, εκδ. Διάλογος - ΠΕΓ, Αθήνα 1994 2).Emannuel Hirsch, Hilfsbuch zum Studium der Dogmatik,Berlin 1964 3)Hermann Dembowski, Einführung in die Christologie,Darmstadt 19872. 4)Kurt Hutten, Seher- Grübler- Enthusiasten, Stuttgart 1966 5) Antony Hoekema, The Four Major Cults, The Paternoster Press, Grand Rapids 1963 6) Gordon Melton, Encyclopedic Handbook of Cults in America, Revised and Updaten Edition, Carland Publishing, Inc. New York & London 1992 6) R. Hempelmann u.a. (Hrsg) Panorama der neuen Religiosität, Gütersloh 20052 7) H. Krech - M. Kleininger (Hrsg), Handbuch Religiöse Gemeinschaftern und Weltanschauungen, Gütersloh 20066 8) H. Baer - H. Gasper - J. Müller - J. Sinabell (Hrsg), Lexikon neureligiöser Gruppen Szenen und Weltanschauungen, Herder, Freiburg - Basel - Wien 2005
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